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Level: Easiest
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +124/195 ft
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Franz Josef

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#221 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#10449 in the world

The track runs beside the road briefly before going through forest. It's a scenic, shared, wide, easy, all-weather track. There is a bike shed at the car park to lock you bike in while you walk the rest of the way to the glacier. Total riding distance is about 10km there and back.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
Ride south out of Franz Josef village on the main road, cross the bridge and head upstream on the trail between the river and the road.
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  • Jim Cummings

    On a fine day this is a pleasant ride - a fun way to get from the village to the glacier car park.

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